An environmental toxicologist hired by TransCanada is assuring us that the chance of a leak anywhere along the 220 miles of oil pipeline proposed to run through South Dakota is no more than once every 41 years.
An expert for a Canadian company planning to build a crude-oil pipeline in eastern South Dakota says professional estimates show that a leak is unlikely to occur more than once in 41 years.
The expert also says any such leak along the proposed TransCanada Keystone Pipeline is likely to be “very small.”
The comments come in written testimony for a December hearing by the state Public Utilities Commission on a request for a pipeline permit.
On a side note, doctors hired by the tobacco industry have been quoted as saying that smoking is not harmful for your health.